The first creature Gian showed us was this snake.
This red-eyed tree frog was my favorite. So cute!
Gian held him, so we could get a better look.
Tracie showed us this stunning owl butterfly.
How's that for mimicry?
We saw a number of common rain frogs.
Females are larger than males, just like I am larger than Mr. Monkey.
Tracie picked up this tailless whip scorpion and demonstrated its grip.
We both took turns holding it. I did not try to eat it.
We saw several trapdoor spiders. Incredible!
These spiders build "trapdoors," wait for prey to come close, and leap out to snatch their meals. Don't miss the action in the video above. You can see the spider shut the door after Tracie opens it!
I can't lie -- I was scared of this Brazilian wandering spider.
One of the most venomous spiders in the world, this aggressive arachnid is responsible for the most human deaths from spider evenomation. Glad I kept my distance.
This beetle looked kind of like a little ghost face.
Have you ever seen a hummingbird completely still?
We have now. This nesting hummingbird was sitting and protecting her eggs!
Lots and lots of spiders.
On our way back to the chalet, Gian spotted this fer-de-lance. Can you see it?
Good thing Gian saw it. This snake is a dangerous venomous pitviper species. Even with our headlamps, I'm not sure we would've caught a glimpse ourselves.
What an awesome way to end our time in Drake Bay! Thank you so much, Tracie and Gian, for your warmth and hospitality. We had so much fun on The Night Tour, and we felt like we were old family friends during our stay at your chalet.
Next: Journeying to an active volcano and zip-lining through the rainforest.